While flying the not-so-friendly skies, a three-foot bunny, Simon, was found dead in the plane’s cargo after a United flight from London to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.
Yes, O’Hare, in a cruel twist of fate.
Annette Edwards, a giant-rabbit breeder, said the ten-month-old, fifty-pound rabbit was healthy before getting on the flight.
Simon was expected to grow enough to be considered the world’s biggest rabbit.
“Simon had a vet’s check-up three hours before the flight and was fit as a fiddle,” Edwards said. “Something very strange has happened and I want to know what. I’ve sent rabbits all around the world and nothing like this has happened before.”
Simon’s father, Darius, a continental giant, is over four feet long and held the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest rabbit in 2010.
Simon was on his way to a new celebrity owner, and while it’s unclear who the celebrity is, Edwards said the famous individual is upset.
Edwards is also fighting to get Simon’s corpse returned from America for a post mortem, and was told the bunny was put in a freezer after he died.
As for United, a spokeswoman who is probably considering a new line of work said:
“We were saddened to hear this news. The safety and wellbeing of all the animals that travel with us is of the utmost importance to United Airlines and our PetSafe team. We have been in contact with our customer and have offered assistance. We are reviewing this matter.”
RIP big guy.